Just a couple days ago I downloaded a little trial package from NCH Software for a specific need I have to batch flip about 6000 TIFF files now and more in the future as I create them, a likely total of some 30000. Price wasn't bad, just $40. As a trial, I converted the files in one directory and all seemed well. The trial version seemed to maybe do the job, so I bought it and got the key. My current 6000 TIFF files are in 147 sub-directories on a NAS drive. The plan was to processs them to a different drive on the same NAS device with the same structure.
After a new install and applying the key, I fired up and selected the upper level directory containing the 147 sub-directories. Started the process and it created exactly 50 of the subdirectores, not the expected 147. Then the display scrolled through a listing of the 6000 file names. Unfortunately all the actual output directories are empty. No files were converted.
NCH support asked me to try a single directory again, so I chose a directory with 6 TIFF files. Now these TIFF files are at 10,000 DPI resolution, so they are sort of large at 6mb each. I just said convert the output to TIFF ( no real change ) in the original directory. On completion, the display says 6 files were converted.
When I look at the files, while they still have the TIFF extension, each file is now roughly half the original size in bytes. I can in fact open the files and see the contents, which must indicate I lost roughly half the resolution.
I'm waiting now on my refund. If it does not arrive, I'll contest the charge on my credit card. I won't pay to live with broken software.
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